For vacations, Melanie Sutton, a personal stylist at Scottsdale Fashion Square in Arizona, packs minimally – and for maximum effect. She likes a light bag, but her method is also strategic: “More space in your suitcase for destination shopping,” she says. Here’s what you’ll find her traveling with this fall:

What to Wear on an Airplane: My go-to outfit for long journeys is a pair of technical, stretch-fabric On The Fly Lululemon pants paired with a black Saint Laurent blazer. Athleisure is lightweight, comfortable, and easy to pack, and the blazer gives you a more polished, put-together look without the fuss.

A Go-To Travel Outfit for Exploring: Neiman Marcus has a wonderful selection of slip dresses and slip skirts, which are back this season and are easy to transition from day to night. Pair them with sneakers for sightseeing and throw on boots for the evening.

The Secret to Packing Shoes: Sneakers are still big for fall; Salvatore Ferragamo’s fabric, flower-embroidered pair (pictured above) is a stylish option. Wear your heaviest pair of shoes on the plane, and pack two or three other choices – I always opt for ballet flats or driving mocs along with low boots.

Melanie Sutton, A Personal Stylist at Scottsdale Fashion Square

Don’t forget to accessorize: Accessories are key to looking put together on the go – I can’t stress this enough. Jimmy Choo’s Varenne bowling handbag (pictured above) is this season’s must! The rich Bordeaux color goes beautifully with black, navy, and fall hues, and the shoulder strap adjusts to make it into a cross-body. Belting coats or blazers defines style, especially with something edgy such as NightRider Jewelry’s bison-leather belt and handcrafted solid sterling silver Covenant buckle (pictured above). The Omega unisex, oversize Dark Side of the Moon Speedmaster Moonwatch adds a chic, utilitarian look to a lady’s wrist.

By arrangement with a Virtuoso travel advisor, shoppers receive perks such as gifts with purchases at select boutiques, concierge services, and more when shopping at Scottsdale Fashion Square and other USA Luxury Consortium locations.

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